Review: Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

On Sunday evening, March 29th, we streamed the new feature film, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears from Acorn. This is a follow-on to the well-regarded Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries produced for Australian television. The “Miss Fisher” of the title is The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, played by Essie Davis. Phryne grew up rough, tough, and poor, until a distant cousin in England popped off, and an heir search found Phryne’s father the only claimant to a barony and sizable fortune. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries are popular with Steampunks because of the period biplanes, steam trains, motorcars, and motorcycles … Continue reading Review: Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

Geneva Steam Con 2020, The Last Hot Time—

Daring the COVID-19 pandemic (which at that time was not an official crisis in Wisconsin yet) we attended Geneva Steam Convention. We knew that this was to be the last Geneva Steam Con, as the small but doughty band of organizers have decided to commit energies elsewhere for the forseeable future, but, as it turned out, may be the last fannish gathering, Steampunk or otherwise, for some time to come. Just as we came home from the con, governmental responses to the epidemic were ramping up, and, by this writing, we are beginning the second week of government “stay at … Continue reading Geneva Steam Con 2020, The Last Hot Time—

Are Steampunks Running the Risk of Losing their Polite Reputation?

Datamancer Seafarer keyboard £1,372.69The internet is a wonderful place. It holds all of human wisdom and knowledge. It’s a place where you can go and voice your opinion knowing that someone out there will see it. Over the years it’s gotten to be a place where the people who would normally simply sound off to a few friends in the pub now have a platform of thousands, if not millions to listen to them. Continue reading “Are Steampunks Running the Risk of Losing their Polite Reputation?”